Wednesday, June 6, 2012

We Made It!!! 34 weeks!!!

Today I am officially 34 weeks along.
I can't believe we have made it this far.
Looking back to 2 weeks ago...and the doctors saying that the goal was to just make it through 24 hours before the baby came, it is really hard to believe that the baby is still inside of me!
Our first night in the hospital a NICU doctor came into my room to tell us all about the risks associated with delivering a 32 week preemie and what kind of complications they typically have.
It is so nice to now be at the next premature baby "milestone"!!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday.
I was convinced that I would be even more dilated because of all the contractions I have had this past week.
I have had them as close as 3 minutes apart, but they usually spread back out to about 10 minutes apart.
I have started to ignore them because I can tell I am not truly in labor.
The doctors have told me that they will not stop the labor so I might as well only go to the hospital if I am convinced I am truly in labor.
Well, surprise, surprise, I am still 3 cm!  Which is great news.  I guess taking medicine every 4 hours and being on bed rest really is helping this little guy.
After checking me the doctor told me that the baby had flipped around and is now head down (he is breech)!
I told him that every doctor so far has thought that the baby is head down, but the ultrasound 2 weeks ago proved them wrong.
Well, we went in for a quick ultrasound, and the baby is still bum down!!!
The doctor said the baby must just have a really bony butt!
At this point I am planning on having a C-section and if I make it to 39 weeks they may try to flip the baby.

Bed rest gets harder and harder every day!
My mom just left today after waiting on me hand and foot for 2 weeks.
I don't know what I'll do without her!
Steve is planning on coming home every day for lunch to make me something to eat and get anything I need.
The doctors want me to stay on the medicine and bed rest until 36 weeks.  I already have a huge list of things planned to do as soon as I can get up!!

All in all, I am so grateful for everyone's thoughts and prayers and more than anything I am grateful for this healthy little baby that just can't seem to wait any longer to come out!


  1. cutest brit!! i have been thinking about you all week (or since i read your last blog post!!) geez. so glad you made it to 34 weeks. GO MAMA! i texted beaver but if you guys are up to it, i can bring you dinner. and secret about me i have more books then most libraries (it's a weird addiction) so if you are super bored, i have a lot of books!!! anyway. good luck and let me know if you need anything. you are awesome.

  2. Brittany! I have been meaning to tell you forever how excited we are that you and guys are having a baby! Seriously though, love it! And it's so great you made it to such an important milestone! You guys are in our thoughts, for sure.

  3. I'm so glad you made it! :) things will work out!! how can we help you?! how are you feeling right now? I don't know why I don't have your number in my phone...

  4. I'm glad everything is okay! Hang in there, Brittany. You will have a sweet baby in your arms so soon. Thinking of you!